have the same tax right, same right to visit people in the hospital - their partners, their husbands their wives. this is the right thing to do.. state rep. greg harris sponsored the bill. he hopes it will come up for a vote in springfield before new lawmakers are sworn in on january ninth. i'm so glad there are hundreds of men, pastors, and rabbis who've said they want to consecrate same sex marriage. on the other hand, i know many churches that will not. we respect both points of view. opposition is intense...as interpretations vary on what's defined in the bible. david smith -- the executive director of the illinois family institute had this to say about the 250 faith leaders: 'if you put that in context to the great number of churches in illinois....it really is a small number of those who are siding against god's definition of marriage.' but, pearson believes opinions are changing. as wayne dyer said, when you change the way you ...there's a change taking place.